NEWS & EVENTS

FeedMore Announces 2015 Summer Food Service Sites

June 18, 2015

FeedMore is once again participating in USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, beginning on June 22, 2015 at over 50 sites throughout Central Virginia.
These meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

 

“As many area children look forward to summer, those that struggle with hunger issues may wonder where they will turn to find the breakfast and lunch that they’ve relied on during the school year,” said Hope Kestle, FeedMore’s children’s program manager. “FeedMore is proud to once again offer a Summer Food Service Program and will provide thousands of meals to at-risk children, ensuring that this region’s children grow and develop with the nutrition they need to be successful when the next school year begins in the fall.”

 

Last year, FeedMore provided over 134,000 meals through its Summer Food Service Program. Please visit FeedMore.org/childrens-programs for the complete list of FeedMore’s open and closed/enrolled 2015 Summer Food Service sites and meal times. This list is updated several times throughout the summer.

 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
 


 

Tyson Foods and Performance Foodservice - VA. Donates 39,200 Pounds of Chicken to FeedMore

June 5, 2015


RICHMOND, Virginia – June 4, 2015 – Tyson Foods, Inc. and Performance Foodservice - Virginia teamed up to continue their efforts to fight hunger with a donation of 39,200 pounds of chicken to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Foodbank in Richmond, Virginia.
The donation arrived at the food bank at 8:00 a.m. Representatives from Tyson Foods, Performance Foodservice, and the CEO of FeedMore were present to help deliver the chicken. “We’re proud to try to do our part to help great partners like the FeedMore Food Bank, which works on the front lines every day to end hunger,” said Jeff Wood, director of community relations. “Too many Virginians and Americans are food insecure, and although the problem is complex, the answer starts with getting involved. It’s our privilege to help.”

 

FeedMore is a hunger-relief leader, created in 2008, made up of the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia, and the Community Kitchen. FeedMore provides hunger relief to over 200,000 children, families, and seniors with the mission “to fight hunger in Central Virginia.”

 

Since 2000 Tyson Foods has donated 99 million pounds of protein in the United States. Meat and poultry are nutrient dense foods, according to health experts, and can be especially important to individuals needing more protein, including children, pregnant women, and the elderly. According to food banks nationwide, meat and poultry are the most requested and least available foods.
Tyson Foods’ current “KNOW Hunger” campaign is focused on helping more people understand and join the effort to eliminate hunger in America. The company also partners with Share Our Strength, Lift Up America, and Feeding America to raise awareness and help feed the hungry across the nation.


 

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